Radiation Reduction in Cardiovascular Imaging

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Monday, April 4, 2:00-3:30 PM

Dose reduction in diagnostic imaging modalities such as CT and nuclear medicine have received a lot of attention – and rightly so. And they receive attention in this session as well. However, patients and operators are exposed to radiation during diagnostic and interventional procedures in the cath lab and the electrophysiology (EP) lab. And exposure during these procedures needs to be reduced to the lowest possible dose allowable without losing diagnostic integrity. You can begin to round out your expertise on radiation exposure in this sessions as the topic will be explored in the cath lab and EP suite.

Speaker Information

  • Andrew J. Einstein, MD, Columbia University Medical Center, New York City -- Douglas P. Zipes, MD, Distinguished Young Scientist Awardee Lecture: Effects of Radiation Exposure During Cardiac Imaging: How Good Is the Data?
  • Sony N. Jacob, MD, Wayne State University, Detroit -- Reducing Radiation During EP Studies
  • Preeti Ramappa, MD, Wayne State University, Detroit -- Reducing Radiation During Invasive Coronary Angiography and Intervention
  • Gary V. Heller, MD, Hartford Hospital, Hartford, Conn. -- Reducing Radiation During PET, SPECT and CT
  • Kavitha M. Chinnaiyan, MD, Beaumont Heart Center, Royal Oak, Mich. -- Reducing Radiation through Application of Appropriate Use Criteria